The Boy’s soccer team won its first game of the 2012 fall season yesterday afternoon, 1-0. The Boy played solid defense, especially in the final minutes of the game when the opposing team mounted a furious attempt to score the equalizing goal.
He took two shots to the chest and while it stunned him, he shook it off and got right back in the game. He’s on the youngest end of the age range for this league, so he’s not quite as fast, big or skilled as some of the other players, but I’m hoping that watching them will help him develop over the season.
More importantly, he’s having fun. This photo was after he made a good defensive stop and pushed the ball upfield to his midfielders. He turned around, looked right at me and gave me a fist pump in the air.
God, I love this kid!